Jack's Landing, a newly consented residential development on the doorstep of Hamilton Lake, is a welcome option with demand for housing in the city at record levels.
Bordering Innes Common, Jack's Landing received approval under Special Housing Area legislation which stipulates a portion of the house and land packages must be deemed affordable housing.
At least 10 per cent of the homes will be no more than 90 per cent of Hamilton's average house price.
The development has 110 house and land packages available, with the first houses set for completion by late 2021.
The development is a collaboration between three Hamilton companies, Golden Homes, Holah Homes and Anthem Homes.
Golden Homes co-owner Craig Smith says the group came together to provide a solution to help alleviate the housing shortage in Hamilton and create something unique close to the city centre.
"The Waikato Plan predicts the city needs around 1700 new homes each year. Jack's Landing provides a range of options for first home buyers, families, and empty-nesters looking to downsize," says Smith.
Large tracts of land zoned residential are rare in Hamilton. Jack's Landing is the first 100+ housing development within 3km of the city centre to be available on the western side of the city since Titoki Park in 2014.
Current residential development Greenhill Park in Ruakura, about 5.5km from the central city, is the city's most recent large residential development close to downtown.
The land the development is located on is well known to many Hamiltonians as the site previously occupied by Jack House Transit Ltd.
Established in 1896 when George Jack shifted his first building, the company has remained a family-run business and is the oldest operating building removal company in New Zealand.
Smith says the development team worked closely to keep the Jack family name and mana central to the site's new purpose and are proud to do so with the name Jack's Landing.
Registrations of interest for sites are being received through the Jack's Landing website. Earthworks will be starting on site during November, and construction of the first houses is scheduled to begin in April.